Nesplus Multigrain kokos is a breakfast cereal product from Nestle.
It consists of four grains of wheat, oats, rice and the traditional Indian millet, Jowar and cocoa powder. It contains Vitamin D and Calcium as well as Iron, Folic acid and B-Vitamins.
While reviewing it we find the product contains a high amount of sugar at 24 gm per 100 gm serving size and a whopping amount of calories at 345 KCal, people generally tend to add more sugar when eating breakfast cereals as these as they don’t read the food labels which mentions the amount of added sugar in it. Such high sugar consumption can lead to childhood obesity and diabetes in kids and adults.
This product contains palm oil as one of the ingredients which is generally a safe oil as unlike most other vegetable oils, palmolein is primarily saturated fat, it is better suited for cooking. It does not have too much PUFA, which can get oxidized under heat and is often rendered toxic.
However, last year, the safety authority delivered a scientific report that current levels of glycerol-based process contaminants found in palm oil are a “potential health concern.” Animal studies have identified these contaminants, which are formed when vegetable oils are heated to high temperatures and then refined, as both genotoxic (damaging to DNA) and carcinogenic (causing cancer). Of all vegetable oils, palm oil was found to have the highest levels of these contaminants. At high levels of exposure, these contaminants are a health hazard for all age groups, the authority concluded, expressing particular concern for infants, toddlers and children under the age of 10.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating : 3– (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
The product has a high amount of sugar at 24 gm per 100 gm of the product. This is high and high sugar consumption can lead to diabetes and obesity for many people if consumed in large amounts.
We specifically do not recommend this as a product suitable for children who end up getting a lot of sugar from other sources.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 3 -(On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The product is basically a sugar laden cereal based breakfast item, which if eaten consistently and in large quantities can lead to obesity and high sugar problems even in the healthy.
We are unable to give this product a high wholesomeness rating because of its high sugar content.
Ingredients in NesPlus Breakfast kokos which are a concern:
The product contains 24 gm sugar per 100 gm of the product. Sugar is a carbohydrate found naturally in a host of different foods from lactose in milk to the fructose in fruit and honey. In fact, we need some sugar in our diets to supply ready energy to fuel our muscles and keep our brains active. The problem is that many processed foods have added sugar which supplies energy in the form of calories – and very little else. This means our body has to draw on the nutrients from the rest of our diet to process it and this can affect our health, including our immunity – leaving us more prone to bugs and colds. A high intake of sugar causes our blood sugar levels to shoot up, giving us that feel-good ‘high’ followed by a crashing slump which leaves us tired, irritable and craving more sugary foods. It’s a vicious cycle that may be contributing to our weight problems as well as health concerns like diabetes and heart disease.
Glucose syrup, also known as confectioner’s glucose, is a syrup made from the hydrolisis of starch. Glucose is a sugar.
Excessive sugar consumption is linked to a wide variety of metabolic diseases.
Ingredients which are not a concern:
Multigrain flour mix (68.2%)(Whole wheat flour (20.6%), Rice flour (1 7.9%), Refined wheat flour (Maida)(17.4%), Whole oat flour (6%) and Whole jowar flour (6%)),
Cocoa Powder (5.5%),
Mineral (Calcium carbonate),
Emulsifier (Soya lecithin),
Vitamins and Mineral (Carrier (Maltodextrin), Hydrogen reduced iron, Nicotinamide, Calcium pantothenate, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic acid and Ergocalciferol) and
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